Quinta da Devesa, 2016

Late Bottled Vintage Port, DOC Douro
Presented In Devesa Gift Box
***92 Points - Mark Squires ***
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Description and Reviews:
The 2016 Late Bottled Vintage comes from a single year, a single harvest, with grapes grown exclusively on our estate. It ages four to six years in oak vats before bottling.
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The port is a blend of 35% each of Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, 15% Touriga Nacional and the rest a field blend from old vines. It was bottled unfiltered in 2021 after four years in wood with 118 grams of residual sugar and a long cork. Beautifully expressive, with ripe plums and a touch of strawberry, this is on the finessed side in terms of mouthfeel, but its elegance is easy to appreciate. The next day, moreover, it fleshed out a bit. It is very expressive, but a lot of the sex appeal at the moment comes from a little extra sugar. That will improve as this ages, and it certainly seems designed to age. There is a serious backbone, and some very fine structure, although you can drink it right now if you must. A few months in the bottle or even a year or three wouldn't hurt. There's no rush with this steely LBV. This is beautifully done. It will show even better when it pulls its parts together and shows a little complexity. It was far more interesting the next day, not just a Johnny-one-note. There were 5,000 bottles produced.
Tasting Notes:
Sensational scents of chocolate cookie dough, mocha, wintergreen and freshly picked wild berries, milk chocolate, chili spice, grape Nehi, and wintergreen gum. In the mid-palate, a seamless presence, an intensity and a terrific mouthfeel that provides greater pleasure. The palate has pleasant notes of boysenberry, black currant and herbal essence. Very nice, long boysenberry and minty finish.


2016 LBV Devesa Technical Sheet

Condition Report:

Bottle size:

75cl

ABV:

20

Drink Type:

Late Bottled Vintage Port ( LBV ), Port, Douro

Stock:

47 In Stock

Price:

$30.10 USD    inc UK VAT (where applicable) *

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